Updated: Feb 12, 2020
Have you been looking for something fun to knit using handspun yarns? Stix Yarn shop in downtown Bozeman Montana created these 2 patterns using especially for Ranching Tradition Yarns.
We hope to keep adding more yarns a patterns in the weeks to come
~Stix Beginner Hat~
his simple hat is a great way to learn how to read a pattern, work ribbing and decreases, and use circular and double-pointed needles. You can make a beanie or a slouchy hat to fit everyone you know!
Baby (Toddler, Child/Teen, Adult)
Beanie: 70 (80, 90, 110) yards worsted weight yarn
Slouchy: 90 (100, 110, 150) yards worsted weight yarn
US size 6 and 8 circular 16” needles
US size 8 double-pointed needles
10 stitch markers (one different colored), tapestry needle
18 sts=4” in Stockinette st in the round. Adjust needle size if necessary
CO Cast on
K2tog Knit 2 sts together
PM Place marker
2X2 ribbing *K2, P2; repeat from * around
Hat Brim (both versions)
With smaller circular needles, CO 60 (72, 80, 92) sts. PM (use the different colored marker here) and join to work in the round, being very careful not to twist your stitches.
Rnds 1-10: Work in 2X2 ribbing (see Stitch Guide)
Rnd 11: K all sts.
Rnd 12: P all sts.
Rnds 13 and 14: Rep rnds 11 and 12 once more.
Hat Body (both versions)
Switch to larger needles on Rnd 15.
Rnd 15: k around, decreasing (Using k2tog) 0 (2, 0, 2) sts evenly spaced.
60 (70, 80, 90) sts rem.
Working in Stockinette stitch (k every round), work until hat measures 5 (5.5, 6, 6.5) inches from beginning for beanie, or 6.5 (7, 8, 8.5) inches for slouchy hat.
Decreasing (both versions)
Switch to double-pointed needles when necessary
Set-up round: *K10, pm; rep from * around
Rnd 1: *k to 2 sts before marker, k2tog; rep from * around
Rnd 2: K all sts, slipping markers as you come to them.
Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 until 6 (7, 8, 9) sts remain.
Cut yarn leaving a long tail. Use a tapestry needle to weave tail through remaining sts twice, pull sts closed and knot to secure.
Weave in all ends. Block hat lightly if desired being careful not to stretch out ribbing.